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Beijing’s Grand Strategy: A Sino-centric Order

January 4, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) long-term strategic objective is to displace the United States as the world’s most powerful country and create a new world order favorable to China’s authoritarian brand of politics, or its “socialist market economy.” While this has been China’s goal since the end of the Cold War, Xi Jinping wants to […]

China’s Censorship, Propaganda & Disinformation

July 9, 2020

Disinformation, censorship, and propaganda are pillars of the Chinese Communist Party’s grand strategy. CCP General-Secretary Xi Jinping has both added ballast to these capabilities as well as relied upon them even more to further his aims. Most recently, the Chinese Communist Party response to the COVID-19 pandemic shows us that disinformation, censorship, and propaganda are […]

China, the U.S., and the Geopolitics of Energy

May 31, 2015

Over the next 15 years, the United States and People’s Republic of China (PRC) will be the prime movers in the international energy market. U.S. energy production and exports will increase, while China will have a difficult time matching production with growing demand in the absence of economic and energy reform. However, China’s energy consumption […]